Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday claimed that Muslims entering the state illegally are the cause of loss of the state's identity, culture and land. He also said that since the number of immigrant Muslims is increasing, so are the encroachments in the state. Sarma said, his party does not want votes from Mia as they are involved in many activities to distort Assamese culture and Assamese language.
"Many Assamese people think so. This process started before independence. I am carrying this burden of history with me," the chief minister said. "There is no hate story in Assam. We evicted them because there is 77,000 acres of land. 1,000 families cannot occupy this land. Our policy is that one family cannot occupy more than 2 acres of land. We have to Many people have to be given land. If they encroach on the land then we have to evict people. Eviction is a continuous process. Local Assamese people are also being evicted.
Terming the incident during an eviction drive in Assam's Darrang district as a regrettable situation and a 'big tragedy', the Gauhati High Court on Thursday asked the BJP-led state government to file a detailed affidavit on the eviction drive. Is. While hearing a PIL filed by Leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia and seeking suo motu cognizance in the matter, the court asked the state government to file an affidavit within three weeks. The High Court also asked whether the state government is of the view that the National Rehabilitation Policy is not applicable in Assam and directed it to file a detailed affidavit in the matter within three weeks.